Jordan admits Tottenham rode luck with Fulham win

Tottenham coach Joe Jordan admits they needed some luck to beat Fulham.

Tottenham coach Joe Jordan admits they needed some luck to beat Fulham.

Goals from Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon gave Spurs a commanding interval lead, but when play resumed they had the brilliance of keeper Brad Friedel to thank for preserving their lead.

Younes Kaboul's 57th minute own-goal was the direct result of relentless pressure from the home side and it was a cruel blow when substitute Jermain Defoe fired a third with virtually the last kick of the game.

Jordan admitted Spurs had been stretched and remarked that the frantic final half hour will have given a watching Harry Redknapp a fright.

"We didn't expect to get a third goal the way the game went in the second half. It was just a case of hanging in there," he said.

"In the first half we played well and deserved to be in front, but the second half was entirely different. We showed spirit and had to be resilient.

"Never mind the goalmouth scramble, that last half-hour will have been a good test for Harry.

"If he passes that, which I'm sure he will, he may be back a little bit earlier.

"He's got another two weeks during the international break to recover."

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